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DHP P245: Crisis Management and Complex Emergencies

Course Description

Consideration of crisis management in theory and practice, drawing from recent and earlier crises; theories of crisis prevention, deterrence; escalation, de-escalation, termination, and post crisis management; decision making; bargaining and negotiation; the role of third-parties; the National Security Act of 1947 and decisional approaches in successive U.S. administrations. Emphasis on theoretical literature, as well as the perspective of actual participants in recent crises and utilization of case studies, including cyber crises. The seminar also includes a major weekend crisis simulation exercise, SIMULEX, with outside participants from the official policy community.

Course faculty: Robert L. Pfaltzgraff
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2019

Room: Crowe Room (Goddard 310)
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm
SIS number: 84419

Final Exam

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Fall 2020

Room: Crowe Room (Goddard 310)
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Final Exam

Consult instructor for exam details